MPs seek hotel accommodation from Speaker

Some Members of Parliament (MP) have sought hotel accommodation from Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena owing to the fuel crisis.

The Speaker told Parliament today that some MPs wanted to return home soon and required fuel.

“Otherwise they asked me to book a hotel for them to stay here,” the Speaker said.

Some MPs from out of Colombo have already taken to social media saying they require fuel to return home after attending Parliament sessions.

A heated exchange took place in Parliament today over reports that MPs are being provided fuel at a subsidized rate.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe insisted that fuel is not given at a subsidized rate to MPs. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The world will not come to an end, if these political parasites do not attend Parliament. Thanks to Siyatha TV, we are watching the speeches and behavior of most of the members. It is simply bickering, self glorification, or hollering at the opponent. While we are at it, I would humbly suggest that the total seats be reduced to between 75 and 90 which is more than enough for our country. Look at the seating in the British Parliament. They are still cramming on benches, and their PM has no hesitation to ride a push bike. You know what is our problem? Our Appuwas who become Rajanose do not want to go back to Barakarattes. Innocent citizens have to toil to keep these 225 +1 in comfort and luxury.

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